Man arrested toting kids, beer without license


Maricopa Police Department arrested a man Sunday who had a can of beer and two kids in his car. What he didn’t have was a driver’s license. 

Police arrested 24-year-old Alejandro Arreola-Ruiz after they stopped him for speeding with children and beer in the car, according to a probable cause statement obtained by InMaricopa 

Cops made the traffic stop just before 10 p.m. They said Arreola-Ruiz was pushing 57 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone.  

Officers soon learned that he did not have a valid driver’s license. 

Arreola-Ruiz and his passengers were removed from the car. Officers searched it had it towed away.  

During the search, officers found an open, cold can of Modelo beer in the center console. Police noted the children, whose ages were not released, were not restrained in child seats. 

Arreola-Ruiz did not perform well during a string of field sobriety tests, according to the probable cause statement. He was processed for DUI but officers later said his blood alcohol concentration was below the legal limit. 

Officers arrested Arreola-Ruiz on a pair of felony charges for endangerment. They tacked on additional charges for reckless driving and having an open container of alcohol in the car. 

Arreola-Ruiz was booked into the Pinal County jail where he’ll face fines and a maximum sentence of about five years behind bars. 

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